NET Framework Essentials

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.NET Framework Essentialsis an objective, concise, and technical overview of the new Microsoft .NET Framework for developing web applications and services.

Specifically written for intermediate to advanced VB, C/C++, Java, and Delphi developers,.NET Framework Essentialsis also useful to system architects and leaders who are assessing tools for future projects. The authors devote special attention to the writing of .NET components plus web applications and services.

This book takes on all of the most important .NET Framework topics--from the underlying Common Language Runtime (CLR) to its specialized packages for ASP.NET, Web Forms, Windows Forms, XML and data access (ADO.NET). The authors survey each of the major .NET languages, including VB.NET, C#, and Managed C++, as well as MSIL, the intermediate language understood by the CLR. They've included working code samples in every .NET language.

Compact and free of fluff or proprietary hype,.NET Framework Essentialsis an outstanding value for experienced programmers and architects who need to get up to speed quickly on a far-reaching new technology.

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In June, Microsoft unveiled the Beta 2 version of its XML platform, .NET, upon which this book is based. The authors do a good job of covering a range of topics from the basics of .NET and the runtime ... Read full review


The Common Language Runtime
NET Programming
Working with NET Components

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Hoang Lam is a senior developer at and an instructor in web development at George Washington University through DevXpert. At, he specializes in developing B2B web sites using Microsoft tools.

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